What Is Raw Honey?
Raw honey is honey (nectar from flowers) that is pure, unheated, unpasteurized and unprocessed. This is perhaps one of the most important characteristics and health benefits of the final product, as it preserves all the natural vitamins, enzymes, phytonutrients and other nutritional elements.
Why should infants not eat Honey?
The danger of feeding honey to children is cause for concern for many parents. You should not give infants and children under 1 year of age honey, or baby cereals containing honey, because of the danger of infant botulism. However, children 2 years and older develop helpful bacteria in their intestines, which act as a defense against the harmful spores that can cause infant botulism. Honey is safe for these older children and can actually be more effective than cough syrups to help ease symptoms of a cold.